Part-time UKTRF position is now vacant

By Doug Newhouse |

Following the retirement of Barry Goddard the UK Travel Retail Forum’s Secretary General, UKTRF is seeking to recruit an exceptional candidate to represent its Members’ interests to the UK Government and various departments – plus the European Commission.

UKTRF says that the new appointee will also be required to liaise with HM Revenue & Customs, HM Treasury, the Department for Transport, the Department of Health, the Better Regulation Executive, and to relevant EU bodies, notably the Commission, and to respond to appropriate media interests.

The UKTRF’s Members represent most sectors of the travel retail business including, airports, airlines, shop operators, agents and distributors and the manufacturers and suppliers of alcohol, tobacco, fragrances and confectionery products.

Candidates for this part-time position will be required to represent the views of UKTRF and its Members on key issues to relevant external bodies; monitor and assess relevant political, legislative and statutory issues likely to affect the duty free and travel retail business, and to ensure that Members are kept informed accordingly; develop and maintain a close working relationship with HM Revenue and Customs in particular; undertake all financial and administrative tasks necessary to ensure the smooth and effective operation of the UKTRF; provide a full service to the Board and Members – prepare papers, agendas, arrange, attend and minute meetings. 

Interested parties should ideally have experience of working with HMRC and government departments, of drafting succinct and compelling briefing papers and argumentation, and be able to communicate effectively at all levels.

Any readers interested in learning more about this position should send an email to the Chair of UKTRF – Sarah Branquinho – at [email protected], attaching a cv. The closing date for receipt of apllications is March 30.



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